The Ten Spot: My 10 Mt. Rushmores of Cinema

Sep. 21, 2012by: Jim Law
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10:14AM on 10/10/2012
hate to see you go but love to watch you leave
hate to see you go but love to watch you leave
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8:58AM on 09/24/2012
Enjoyed reading your stuff Mr Law. Always entertaining. Good luck for the future.
Enjoyed reading your stuff Mr Law. Always entertaining. Good luck for the future.
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7:38AM on 09/24/2012

Wish you hadn't included se7en.

I've seen that movie just once, and was so nauseated and emotionally upset by the end of it that I swore I'd never watch it again. If "best movie" means "biggest impact", then I'll agree with you. If "best movie" means "Infinitely re-watchable and enjoyable each time" then I have to completely disagree.


And that's why I love your top ten lists. My hat's off to you, sir!

P.S. I would've put The Princess Bride in rather than Pulp Fiction. Along with Raiders of the Lost Ark, that
I've seen that movie just once, and was so nauseated and emotionally upset by the end of it that I swore I'd never watch it again. If "best movie" means "biggest impact", then I'll agree with you. If "best movie" means "Infinitely re-watchable and enjoyable each time" then I have to completely disagree.


And that's why I love your top ten lists. My hat's off to you, sir!

P.S. I would've put The Princess Bride in rather than Pulp Fiction. Along with Raiders of the Lost Ark, that movie is, to me, "a perfect movie".
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4:42AM on 09/23/2012
This is an easy one....almost.

Top choice is Cidade De Deus for me. A close second is Baraka.

Other than that, it's been quite a pleasure reading your articles sir. Here's to the best for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

May the force always be with you.
This is an easy one....almost.

Top choice is Cidade De Deus for me. A close second is Baraka.

Other than that, it's been quite a pleasure reading your articles sir. Here's to the best for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

May the force always be with you.
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3:22AM on 09/23/2012
You went out with your best top 10 ever sir. It's been a blast reading them over the years and I will miss the fuck out of them. Congrats on an excellent body of work.
You went out with your best top 10 ever sir. It's been a blast reading them over the years and I will miss the fuck out of them. Congrats on an excellent body of work.
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5:49PM on 09/22/2012

Lawless?

Damn shame that this is ending, as I always enjoyed reading the Ten Spot. Whether or not I agreed with choices or placement was irrelevant; the column never failed to make me laugh. Thanks, Jim.

And having watched Raiders (for what seems like the hundredth time) recently during the IMAX release, I cannot disagree with you by any stretch of the imagination about that film. It really is pretty damn perfect.
Damn shame that this is ending, as I always enjoyed reading the Ten Spot. Whether or not I agreed with choices or placement was irrelevant; the column never failed to make me laugh. Thanks, Jim.

And having watched Raiders (for what seems like the hundredth time) recently during the IMAX release, I cannot disagree with you by any stretch of the imagination about that film. It really is pretty damn perfect.
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3:21PM on 09/22/2012

Thank You!!

Commenting to say thank you for your contributions to this website and all of our movie-discussing experiences. It's been great reading your thoughts and way to cap off a great run with this article. (I was especially glad to see some Titanic love!) All the best wishes for your future and the utmost gratitude.
Commenting to say thank you for your contributions to this website and all of our movie-discussing experiences. It's been great reading your thoughts and way to cap off a great run with this article. (I was especially glad to see some Titanic love!) All the best wishes for your future and the utmost gratitude.
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11:29PM on 09/21/2012
Thank you.
Thank you.
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3:05PM on 09/21/2012
I don't have the time or the words to say how much I've appreciated your opinions on every random-ass little thing that struck your fancy to contemplate in the world of movies. These Rushmores make a lot of sense and paint a picture that seems to agree with most of what we've been getting over the years. I'm not in the proper frame of mind to put together my own list, but this has long been my favorite column to check out on this site.
Happy trails!
I don't have the time or the words to say how much I've appreciated your opinions on every random-ass little thing that struck your fancy to contemplate in the world of movies. These Rushmores make a lot of sense and paint a picture that seems to agree with most of what we've been getting over the years. I'm not in the proper frame of mind to put together my own list, but this has long been my favorite column to check out on this site.
Happy trails!
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1:28PM on 09/21/2012
cant say i agree with everything, but i agree with about 80-85% of it.

awesome body of work and hope your future is filled with quality.

peace!
cant say i agree with everything, but i agree with about 80-85% of it.

awesome body of work and hope your future is filled with quality.

peace!
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11:45AM on 09/21/2012
My Mt Rushmore has Shawshank Redemption up there. How about the Godfather? Nolan is on my Rushmore. But you have a very nice list.
My Mt Rushmore has Shawshank Redemption up there. How about the Godfather? Nolan is on my Rushmore. But you have a very nice list.
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11:23AM on 09/21/2012

Nice List Jim....

I always enjoyed your writing, you make me laugh. How you managed to get a Lakers shot into your favorite list of actors, who knows. LOL
I always enjoyed your writing, you make me laugh. How you managed to get a Lakers shot into your favorite list of actors, who knows. LOL
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10:16AM on 09/21/2012

Awesome job, Mr. Law!

You are a scholar and a king among men! You will have some mighty shoes to fill!
You are a scholar and a king among men! You will have some mighty shoes to fill!
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9:44AM on 09/21/2012
We salute ya, Jim.
We salute ya, Jim.
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8:41AM on 09/21/2012
Lovely conclusion. However, I wish you'd add Special Effects as well. Special Effects have come so far in the last 50 years.
Lovely conclusion. However, I wish you'd add Special Effects as well. Special Effects have come so far in the last 50 years.
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8:09AM on 09/21/2012

Way to go out

Thanks for another great 10-Spot. I've always felt a bond with you over our shared man-love of Indy, and it's amazing how many other WTF 10-Spot picks over the years that can trump. Peace out, Homie. Respect.
Thanks for another great 10-Spot. I've always felt a bond with you over our shared man-love of Indy, and it's amazing how many other WTF 10-Spot picks over the years that can trump. Peace out, Homie. Respect.
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5:41AM on 09/21/2012
You da man Jimmy!
You da man Jimmy!
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4:41AM on 09/21/2012
JoBlo won't be the same...
The only article I was always checking up on to see if part two is already online...:((
Good Job!
JoBlo won't be the same...
The only article I was always checking up on to see if part two is already online...:((
Good Job!
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3:58AM on 09/21/2012
You are the LAW. . .
You are the LAW. . .
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2:46AM on 09/21/2012
Always loved these columns and a great way to end, good choices all the way through
Always loved these columns and a great way to end, good choices all the way through
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2:22AM on 09/21/2012
Quite a way to end it. Bravo.
Quite a way to end it. Bravo.
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2:14AM on 09/21/2012

Thanks Law!

Always took the time to click through The Ten Spot (even back when it didn't require clicking) and I will definitely miss your humor in list form. Good thing we still have the podcast!
Always took the time to click through The Ten Spot (even back when it didn't require clicking) and I will definitely miss your humor in list form. Good thing we still have the podcast!
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